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Corporal punishment is still legal in US public schools in 19 states

SOCIETY FOR RESEARCH IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT More than 160,000 children were disciplined using corporal punishment in public schools in the United States in the 2011-2012 school year, according to data recently released by the U.S. Department of Education. School corporal punishment, which typically involves striking a child with a wooden board or paddle, is currently legal in public schools in …